Stephen Holgate Death – Stephen Holgate an Ex-Wigan and England star has passed away at the tender age of 49, according to the announcement made by his former club Workington. He died on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. In a tweet, Workington said: “It’s with great sadness that we learn of the passing of ex-player Stephen Holgate. An extraordinarily talented player who we are privileged to say graced Derwent Park. Rest in Peace marra.”
Whitehaven-born Holgate, from Frizington, played for Hensingham before emerging as a star with Town in the mid-1990s. He was signed to wigan in 1996 in a £100,000 deal. He reigns as Wigan started as he featured in a starting role in the inaugural Super League Grand Final which saw Wigan beat Leeds Rhinos in front of 43,000 fans at Old Trafford in 1998. In 1995, he appeared for England and later played for Hull Sharks and Halifax Blue Sox, before returning to play in his native west Cumbria before retiring in the year 2000.
Long-time Press Association rugby league correspondent Ian Laybourn tweeted: “Sad to hear of the death of Cumbrian forward Stephen Holgate at just 49. He was in the Wigan team that won the inaugural Grand Final in 1998.” The cause of Holgate’s death has not been made known to the public.
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